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Quotations about Apologies

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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~Margaret Laurence

Perhaps the two most magic words in the English language are "I'm sorry." ~Joan Detz, It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It, 2000

An apology is a good way to have the last word. ~Author Unknown

A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. ~G.K. Chesterton

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. ~Lynn Johnston

Apologizing — a very desperate habit — one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. ~P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~Kimberly Johnson

For every person who atones, a hundred others find regret sufficient. ~Robert Brault,

True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1963

It's easier to apologize than ask for permission. ~Author Unknown

Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused. ~King Charles I

Sometimes the only successful apology will have to involve baking. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2017 January 9th tweet,

Let love's apologies wait not 'til death's doorway. ~Terri Guillemets

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. ~Red Auerbach

A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don't have to be the one at fault to be the one who's sorry. ~Robert Brault,

The only good thing about punctuality is that it usually gets you an apology. ~Author Unknown

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

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